After a series of debates, France’s lawmakers allowed the law of same-sex marriage and to adopt kids, a reform which causes several protests and chauvinistic attacks. Majority of the ruling Socialist Party voted on 331 against the 225 who voted against the implementation of the law at the National Assembly.
France has joined several other countries mostly in Europe in allowing same-sex marriage and adoption. Justice Minister Christiane Taubira said “Many will be proud for the implementation of the law and by June they are expected to celebrate the nation’s first same-sex marriage”. According to the states pollsters half of the votes are in favor of the gay marriage rather than 1981 closure of the death penalty.
A number of individuals are proclaiming their protests against the bill but the gay community is shouting for joy for the implementation of the bill on April 23. One officer of the National Assembly was harassed by a 22-year-old anti- gay protester. He was arrested and charge of violence. The numbers of complaints are totally increasing because they believed that the government are rejecting their request. Religious groups have also opposed for the implementation of the bill. 100,000 same-sex couples were recorded in 2011 by the National Statistics Institute.